Mortgage Club mates cycle to Morocco

A 10-STRONG team led by managing director of Legal & General Mortgage Club Ben Thompson has returned back to London from a 1,800 mile charity bike ride to Morocco.

Although the team had to sprint in their cycling shoes to make the ferry home, the 17-day challenge completed by mortgage mates from Legal & General, Virgin Money, Nationwide and Investec raised over £40,000 for the charity Rethink Mental Illness.

Cycling over 100 miles a day, Thompson assured The Capitalist that team spirit was maintained at a high level – and Investec’s Charlie Morley even managed to amuse a passing French motorist when he took a head over handlebars dive onto the pavement.